Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods by Geoffrey P. Webb

By Geoffrey P. Webb

The learn of dietary vitamins has develop into more and more vital inside of orthodox institutions in the course of the international, and because the marketplace for those items maintains to develop, so does the necessity for finished scientifically sound information regarding those items, their houses and capability well-being results. Geoffrey P. Webb, during this fascinating and Most worthy new e-book, not just appears to be like on the accredited makes use of of supplements, reminiscent of using fish oils within the prevention of center disorder and arthritis, but additionally explores the broader photograph, deciding upon universal issues and ideas or specific different types of supplementations. supplements and useful meals presents an outstanding introductory textual content in this attention-grabbing topic.

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Html). DSAC01 12/10/05 11:32 AM Page 25 An overview of dietary supplements and functional foods 25 • The Whitehall II study used as its target cohort all civil servants working in the London offices of 20 Whitehall departments during 1985–8. The total sample size was just over 10 000 with a 2:1 male to female ratio. The initial questionnaire and screening was carried out between 1985 and 1988 with regular and ongoing follow-ups. The overall aim of this study was to investigate the biological mechanisms that might account for the social inequalities in cardiovascular disease and diabetes including the role of the traditional and established risk factors such as smoking, physical activity, blood pressure and cholesterol; dietary factors were subsequently included in the study.

The participants were sent followup questionnaires at two-yearly intervals and in 1980 food frequency and diet questionnaires were first included. In 1989, a second, slightly younger cohort was recruited with the aim of looking not just at the effects of oral contraceptive use but also at diet and lifestyle as risk factors for subsequent disease. html). DSAC01 12/10/05 11:32 AM Page 25 An overview of dietary supplements and functional foods 25 • The Whitehall II study used as its target cohort all civil servants working in the London offices of 20 Whitehall departments during 1985–8.

High fruit and vegetable consumers are likely to be different from low consumers in other respects. A confounding variable is one that is ‘independently linked to both the suspected cause and the disease or other outcome’. Take the proposition that high alcohol consumption causes lung cancer. If it was found in a case–control or cohort study that high alcohol DSAC01 12/10/05 11:32 AM Page 26 26 Dietary supplements and functional foods consumption predicted high risk of lung cancer this would not necessarily mean that alcohol is a direct cause of lung cancer.

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